Female Alexandria city employees earn 94 cents on the dollar, study finds


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Good news for women working for the city of Alexandria: in contrast with the nationwide average of women earning 79 cents on the dollar, Alexandria City reports that women in its employ earn 94 cents on the dollar.

The city said in a statement that it undertook the study by its own recognizance, out of concern raised by the nationwide statistic, which was reported by the US Department of Labor.

And the good news didn’t end there.

“For job titles held by more than one employee (which is the case for three quarters of the City’s workforce), women earn approximately 1 percent more on average than men,” stated the city’s press release. “When broken down by category of job, the average pay gap varied from 2 to 10 percent. In three of the seven categories, women are paid more than men.”

Alexandria also found that their employees who are classified as “officials and administrators” are almost equally divided by gender.